Berne Notification No. 278
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of Kiribati

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to refer to the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Kiribati, on October 2, 2017, of its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on September 28, 1979.

The Berne Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Kiribati, on January 2, 2018. On that date, the Republic of Kiribati will also become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

October 2, 2017